HISTORIC CONNECTIONS

Bringing the Past Alive...

Modern History and Archaeology.......

A resource base to allow you as a teacher to take hands on history into the classroom all focused on Archaeology and history of the modern world including Australian history.

Build a mini museum in your classroom or school library. Have the students research the items and investigate Australia's Late 19th and Early 20th century, Learn about how life was in Germany during World War 1 and 2 with our German Reich Resource Kits.

A large range of Paperwork and other resources have been sourced from a local museum a window into life under the stamp of the Reich.


You can either order individual items of a group set.

Individual items and sets are being added regularly.

Contact us if you have any questions or requests.


Life under the German Reich. 

What was it like?

Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates.....

Identification papers.....

German currency from the occupied Channel Islands that were issued exclusively for the Wehrmacht.......

Public Posters posted on the Island of Guernsey..... "Cooperate and you will be fine....don't and we will bomb your house!"

Check back here for available kits of contact me for details.

Artefact Handling Kits - Germany WWI & WWII

Artefact Handling Kit-WWI/1G


A group of 10 original documents from World War 1 Germany. 

These include various documents including Birth/death/Marriage certificates, Hospital and health documents and identification papers. All are written in German. The object of this kit is for the class to break into groups and for each group translate their document using an online translator. They will need to work out what the document is and research more about it and its ramifications in the larger picture of World War 1 in respect to life in Germany during the war.

Each group of 1-3 students can handle an original document and to aid research a CD containing over 60 original documents will be included with the kit. The teacher can print copies of each groups' original for the students to take away for research.

The CD includes documents from WWI and WWII as well as other information such as photo files of Seals of the Reich, Currency of the Wehrmacht in the German occupied Channel Islands and others.


$79.95AUD plus P&H

Artefact Handling Kit - WWII/1G


A group of 10 original documents/currency from World War 2 Germany. 

These include various documents including Birth/death/Marriage certificates, Hospital and health documents and identification papers. All are written in German. One of the documents is a letter from a stationmaster in Eastern Poland who is supervising sick and injured Polish Jews being transported to Germany. The object of this kit is for the class to break into groups and for each group translate their document using an online translator. They will need to work out what the document is and research more about it and its ramifications in the larger picture of World War s in respect to life in Germany under the Third Reich.

Each group of 1-3 students can handle an original document and to aid research a CD containing over 60 original documents will be included with the kit. The teacher can print copies of each groups' original for the students to take away for research.

The CD includes documents from WWI and WWII as well as other information such as photo files of Seals of the Reich, Currency of the Wehrmacht in the German occupied Channel Islands and others.


$89.95AUD plus P&H




 

Artefact Handling Kit - WWII 2G


A group of 10 original documents from World War 2 Germany. 

These include various documents including Birth/death/Marriage certificates, Hospital and health documents and identification papers. All are written in German. One of the documents in this group is a marriage certificate of a Polish couple married in 1942 under the auspices of the German Reich. The husbands surname is Kalinowski. The Kalinowski name is the name of a Polish noble family. Could he be decended from nobility and what are a Polish couple doing being married in 1942 in the middle of intense fighting? Included are a 1  and a 5 Reichsmark note from the German occupied island of Guernsey. During the war, the channel islands were the only part of Britain occupied by the Germans. The British currency was taken out of circulation and these Reichsmarks were issued for use by the Wehrmacht. The object of this kit is for the class to break into groups and for each group translate their document using an online translator. They will need to work out what the document is and research more about it and its ramifications in the larger picture of World War 1 in respect to life in Germany during the war.

Each group of 1-3 students can handle an original document and to aid research a CD containing over 60 original documents will be included with the kit. The teacher can print copies of each groups' original for the students to take away for research.

The CD includes documents from WWI and WWII as well as other information such as photo files of Seals of the Reich, Currency of the Wehrmacht in the German occupied Channel Islands and others.


$89.95AUD plus P&H





Artefact Handling Kit - WWII/3G


A group of 10 original documents from World War 2 Germany. 

These include various documents including Birth/death/Marriage certificates, Hospital and health documents and identification papers. All are written in German. In this group is the birth certificate of a young 18 year old German girl. Why is an 18 year old applying for her birth certificate in 1942? What is she about to embark on? The RAF strategic command has just started bombing of civilian targets in response to he Germans attacks on British targets, Australia has just required all adults be available for war service. The object of this kit is for the class to break into groups and for each group translate their document using an online translator. They will need to work out what the document is and research more about it and its ramifications in the larger picture of World War 1 in respect to life in Germany during the war.

Each group of 1-3 students can handle an original document and to aid research a CD containing over 60 original documents will be included with the kit. The teacher can print copies of each groups' original for the students to take away for research.

The CD includes documents from WWI and WWII as well as other information such as photo files of Seals of the Reich, Currency of the Wehrmacht in the German occupied Channel Islands and others.


$89.95AUD plus P&H



WWII Personal Letter Collection


A collection of letters between an Australian and an American officer during last years of WWII.

The letters share an interesting insight into two families in the midst of World War 2. A great  research project

for students.


$19.95AUD plus P&H

Victoria Cross Replica.


The Victoria Cross is the highest British Commonwealth award for acts of bravery in Wartime.

This is a replica of an original.  


$15.95AUD plus P&H 

World War I Photo collection


A collection of three photos from World War I.


$24.95AUD plus P&H



World War I Surrender 1918 Newspaper


This is a later copy of the World War one surrender article in the Sydney Sun.


A great Student Research item.


$9.95AUD plus P&H

World War II HMAS Sydney related Officer Act of Bravery Family File collection


This is a file collection collected by a family member of an Australian officer who was awarded the DSC for getting the disabled Destroyer "Vendetta" out of Singapore 

and back to Melbourne. He also served on HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Sydney being transferred from the HMAS Sydney just before in sank. 


A student research Project.


$14.95AUD plus P&H

Victorian Ink bottles, pens and school slate writing boards. Clay pipes, spectacles and blue glass castor oil bottles. Postcards, tinplate photos and Carte de Viste....and exploration of the late Victorian Era in Australia.

A resource base for an Australian Excavation/Dig box for the classroom.

 

Convict Bricks


Convict bricks from various residences in the Hunter Valley NSW.


$9.95AUD plus P&H

Early Photography


All our students at school today are post digital photography. In other words they were all born in the digital era after the film photography was replaced in general by digital photography. These items are all from the early period of photography and are suitable for study from early primary onwards.


NOTE: WE have a prepared lesson called: "The History of Photography and the Cinema"

that is designed around the year 2 curriculum. This hands on 90 minute lesson is suitable for a class of thirty students and includes the following:

An introduction to Photography - Film Photography - What is it and where did it begin

What is that camera and how doe sit work - a hands on exercise with vintage cameras.

(The students all get to handle and investigate a vintage film camera).

The Cinema - Moving pictures - where did they come from and how do they work?

Lets go to the movies - Let's watch a silent movie.

Props in the movie - A hands on introduction to movie props, special effects using props 

from the movies Gladiator and Spartacus.

We come to you. Each session for 30 students takes around 90 minutes. Multiple classes run back to back. 

All staff have working with Children Certificates. See below....

Life at school 


Do you remember the little leather backpack, the bottles of milk you were forced to drink at recess?

Maybe it was that favourite pencil case you had or the large maps and pull down posters that your third grade teacher had on display all around your classroom?

Go back further to the inkwells and dip pens or even further to the slate that you wrote your times table on then rubbed out the answers with the sleeve of your pullover?

Coming soon.......



Australian History Kit A11


Convict Brick

Tall Glass Ink bottle

Glass Ink Bottle

Stoneware Ink bottle

Stoneware Stove Black Bottle (With remaining polish inside)

Block of Silver Soap in wrapper 1880

Blue Glass Castor Oil Bottle

Medicine bottle

A pair of cut glass wine glasses

Imported Japanese desert plate pre 1900

Silver Butter knife and spoon

Tinplate photograph of a family c1880

Carte de Viste - Photo of a young man c1910

Safety razor c 1910

Silver Inkwell and dip pen

Spectacles

Early childrens marbles

Postcard from England

Assorted Australian Pennies (1922, 1941, 1962)


$140.00AUD plus P&H  SOLD


Optional Vintage early cameras and photographs available for sale (See below)

Australian History Kit A12


Hand Blown Dark Amber Bottle

Medicine Bottle

Stoneware Stove Black Bottle

Block of Silver Soap in wrapper 1880

Stoneware Ink Bottle

Stoneware Cream coloured Ink bottle with cork

Glass Ink Bottle and dip pen

Silver Inkwell

Pince Nez Spectacles in Leather Case

Early Children's Marbles

Tobacco Tin

Carte de Viste - c1910

Tintype Photo "Man in the Bowler Hat

Clay Pipe (End piece - "Nose Warmer")

Ginger Beer Bottle Stopper

Cut Glass WEine Glass

Australian Pennies ( 1941, 1964)

Christmas Postcard


$160.00AUD plus P&H


Optional Vintage early cameras and photographs available for sale (See below)

Historic Newspapers


A series of Historic Newspapers from World War 2 Period. Most are Front/Rear pages with headlines and major news articles on the front pages while the inter and back pages contain minor stories and adverts from the period.



Feb 13 1945 Big 3 Germany to Pay

Feb 20 1944 Our Bridgehead line holds after 3 days of terrific attacks.

Jan 19 1945 Red Army Enters Germany

March 9 1944 1000 Forts and 2000 Tons = The Bombing of Berlin

March 27 1944 Enemy Reeling under prodigious air blows

Jan 31 1944 Allies get big guns ashore at Anzio

$15.00AUD Each plus P&H



Mar 27 1944 Page 3/4 Balkan Triangle where decisive events may be shape $9.95AUD



Portrait - The Moree Man


An early ?1920s Portrait of a gent in a striped suit from Moree in northern NSW. 


135 x 85mm oval in card support.


$12.95AUD plus P&H

Portrait - The Vice Regal Man


A portrait of a seated bearded man in a suit.


135 x 96mm


$12.95AUD plus P&H

Portrait - The man with the Moustache


A portrait of a man in a suit in front of a studio backdrop.

150 x 110mm


$12.95AUD plus P&H